I’ve been quieter than usual – as I’m sure you’ve heard by now, my daughter, Ali, and I abandoned the boys and went on a Cruise to the Bahamas so that Ali could visit with her half sister. We met some great moms & daughters and will cherish those memories and new friendships forever! Visit my myspace page to view our fun photos! I had a great time and really enjoyed spending time with my daughter, just the two of us!
I’ve also been very busy revamping and defining my business – really thinking hard and figuring out who my ideal clients are, and what tasks I love and want to do for them. I am so fortunate to have the ‘freedom to focus’ right now — meaning the time to really focus on my business’ systems and processes and do some planning for 2009!
I also recently decided that my original logo and web design were just not representative of who I am now. I originally designed my website with the yahoo do it yourself web builder – and although I had many compliments on the site, I am ready and so excited for a change! So, needless to say that we’ve been busy – the new logo is almost ready to go, and I plan to launch the new site within the next week or so! I am adding new virtual assistance packages, too – including one just for those who need newsletter/ezine design & publication management.
My mission is to assist entrepreneurs to find the freedom and focus on their passion! I found this image the other day, and just LOVE it! It is so representative of exactly how I feel about being a Virtual Assistant, working with my fabulous clients and living my ideal life!
I am a Virtual Assistant and I am dedicated to helping entrepreneurs find the freedom to focus! To focus on their passion, their families, and themselves! I do this by working closely with select entrepreneurs, getting to know them and their business(es) and helping them organize, prioritize and delegate, thereby creating more time and space in their lives for them to do what makes them happy, or more money!
My passion is to help busy entrepreneurs, like you, move your business forward so you can find the freedom to focus!
I offer expert administrative support and project management, and my business partner and husband offers affordable graphic design (print, web, you name it!). Together we’re a great team, and we love working together! Want to see some of our recent websites? This one even features my very own personal trainer, Tera Busker, who faithfully whips me into shape twice a week (yes, that’s me in the photos – Nate did the photography as well as the customized site), take a look: www.fitness-to-go.net. Another site we just finished is a beautiful flash animated site for Odyssey Coaching & Consulting – check it out at www.odysseycoaches.com.
To Your Success,
PS, I had to share this photo of me and my youngest son, Tyler, having fun this summer and, as always, loving life!
I first heard this term from Alexis Martin Neely and immediately identified with it and started calling myself a ‘mompreneur!’ I am a mom and am so lucky to be at home, able to be with my children for events or when they are ill, and also living my dream of being an entrepreneur and helping people succeed! Sometimes, though, this requires me to be, well, superwoman! I’m up to the challenge – bring it on … and I am loving every minute of it!
You see, I haven’t always had this freedom of living my ideal life … in fact, I’ve only been out of the corporate world for a year. I was a legal assistant for 13 years, thinking that was what I needed to do to provide for my family. I did it because it’s what I was ‘supposed’ to do. My intution (which, by the way, I listen to a lot these days) told me it was all wrong… leaving the house before my children woke up to drive 35 minutes to hop on a bus for another 30 minutes to arrive downtown Minneapolis, to the ritzy law firm I worked for. Don’t get me wrong, I loved what I did – the challenge of working with attorneys was a new adventure every day. Anticipating their needs and being able to give them what they needed before they even realized they needed it was a great feeling. The thing was, I couldn’t work away from home 12 hours a day and still be there for my kids the way I needed to be; I couldn’t be the wife and mother that I so needed to be for my family. There was no balance and I had no life of my own.
The good news? I made a plan and put my mind to building my own Virtual Assistance business, and now, just 10 short months after starting Focus Administrative, I have a full practice of my ideal clients, I belong to fun and supportive networking groups and love, love, love my life! I actually have time to pay attention to my kids and play with them, I have time to be a doting, loving wife, an innovative forward thinking entrepreneur helping my clients propel forward and value me to no end; and I get to play outside with my horses every day. I take jumping riding lessons, work out, get massages monthly, eat healthy and truly enjoy each and every day working with my clients! I have a team behind me and couldn’t do it without them!
To keep things interesting, I am also currently studying to become a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist, so look forward to Tips and Tricks on the new Microsoft products, including Vista, Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007, Outlook 2007 and Access 2007.
PS – If you have children and you don’t know who Alexis Martin Neely is … you must go here. Alexis, you go girl – You’ve got it!